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Pretty rubbish, huh?
I doubt very much I'd make an issue out of them. There would be more pressing concerns on my mind.
You must only be the second man to have gone through that!
People can get stretch marks for a variety of reasons, even as simple as growth spurts during teenage years. For a lot of people, they can have a very damaging affect on one's body image, and cause a lot of stress and uphappiness.
Maybe you should be a bit more sensitive, Theobold.
do you HONESTLY think he'd need to worry about stretch marks?
and the sides of my torso.
I like to think of them as scars to show how hard I am.
I have no idea what they are. I most probably have them at my age, but how, what, where? Google tells me it is 'faint silvery lines'?
They go sort of purple, then eventually fade to normal skin tone, but can look kind of silverly. They most commonly happen when the skin is stetched very quickly, so are usually only thought of as a thing pregnant women get, but it can also be from growth spurts and other things.
When I get knocked up I'm going to swim in a daily bath of vitamin e oil, because my taut skin's all I've got going for me, and I'm not bloody losing it.
No amount of moisturiser, vitamin e, etc. will stop them.
I reckon the best strategy is to start eating about 50% more calories than you do atm and slowly pork up over a 2 year period until people start offering you the seat on the train/bus that's reserved for pregnant women.
As soon as you hit that stage, that's the moment to get stuck into some serious shagging, and once you've had the pregnancy confirmed, basically stop eating altogether. You'll start dropping inches from lost weight at about the same rate that you gain them from growing foetuses (well, hopefully only the one) and so you won't cop any stretch marks.
Of course, your kid will come out brain damaged and incapable of living independently of a life support machine, but that's a small price to pay for taut, blemish-free skin.
it's a genetic thing, so check your mum's tummy or ask if you're not so familiar...my mum got none with twins!
^^^^ Not as dodgy as it sounds: I tend to wear shorts in summer.
I hear you're a 'friend of Ken Clarke'
SHAME ON YOU 'SLINGER.
Plus, mumps will be gone soon, strech marks are sadly here to stay.
I'll let you off.
I have some on my hips. MY HIPS DON'T LIE. They aren't noticeable really, BUT THEY'RE THERE. TAUNTING ME.
lost about 10 stone in about 7 months a few years back. I'm a a silver-fox, but not in a good way.
now my funny won't seem as funny so I shan't bother.
SCARS ARE COOL, GUYS!
on my biceps, and on the sides of my penis
something like, they're not stretch marks; they're your stripes, you're my tiger. Or something like that. It was actually nice when he said it even though it was massively cheesy.
I have them on my hips and I hate them more than anything. There's quite a lot of them and no matter what I do I can't hide them or ever get rid of them so it's pretty depressing, I'd never wear a bikini in front of people I know, especially other girls. Stupid skin
I'm really self conscious of the ones on my hips and thighs, yet it would never cross my mind to be bothered by them on anyone else.
In the same way I think loads of other men look good with a high hairline, but I hate mine.
it doesnt bother me.I put on loads and loads of weight about 10 or more years ago. They went bright pink/purple.
They're not a different flesh colour and not that noticable. I have them everywhere. The worst is on my actual shoulder because ive never actually seen people with them there.
but it doesnt really bother me so much. its part of me. I love me = therefor everything is sweet to the beat.
you can get bio oil for them to make them less noticable if you want, to get them down to a lighter flesh tone
they're now a different lighter flesh tone and not that noticable.
they've faded to a silver-y colour now.
don't really mind them, and don't feel particularly self-conscious about them...
most people have stretch marks of some description, no?
only thing that makes me self-conscious about getting in a swimming suit in front of other people is being SO INCREDIBLY REFLECTIVE AND PALE it actually hurts other people's eyes to look at me in full sunlight (no, srsly).
i love being pale, but i do reeeeeeeeally stand out for my whiteness on a sunny day.
and i get lots of comments from strangers about how i should be covering myself up and don't i know it's very dangerous for me to go out in daylight and how i'll burn and be horribly miserable.
yep, thanks guys, i know. i *did* spend 30 minutes+ this morning slathering maself in factor 50, but cheerz for the heads up all the same.
i'm going away with a bunch of people from uni soon.
i know them pretty well but not thaaaaaaaaaaat well.
mentally preparing myself for the moment i have to reveal my pale body in all its full eye-burning glory.
so i suppose it's on my mind :'''(